Tom Hanks condemns people who don’t wear masks against coronavirus: ‘Shame on you’

Precautions are ‘common sense’, says Hanks, who has recovered from Covid-19

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Wednesday 01 July 2020 17:36 BST
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Tom Hanks has condemned people who refuse to observe safety measures such as wearing a mask to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The actor, who was diagnosed with and has recovered from the disease along with his wife Rita Wilson, spoke out during a press conference for his new film Greyhound.

“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” he said according to People.

“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you.”

He added: “If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”

Hanks also gave an update as to he and Wilson’s health status after recovering from coronavirus.

The pair were among the first US celebrities to be diagnosed with Covid-19 back in March.

“Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the Covid-19 experience, we are fine,” Hanks said.

“We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say. We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked, if our lungs had filled, if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t.

“I guess we were model recoverers from Covid-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine.”

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